Posted by Larry Doyle on April 28th, 2012 9:17 AM |
This commentary is a little lengthy but a great and absolute MUST READ!! LD
Who really runs America?
The media may actively and aggressively debate the pandering provided by those on both ends of the political spectrum. But to whom do these pols really answer? The American public? I do not think so.
The Washington establishment strikes me as little more than puppets played by the one controlling the money. Who might that be? The all powerful and, all assertions to the contrary, perpetually opaque Federal Reserve.
Let’s navigate deep into the chambers of the New York Federal Reserve. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on April 3rd, 2012 8:31 AM |
They are going to forget about me.
I have heard that line and iterations thereof from too many of our fellow citizens. Uncle Sam in the personage of Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, Henry Paulson, Mary Schapiro, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and many others can talk about the actions they have taken and will take to save our economy and our nation; however, in the midst of their supposed efforts they have failed, violated, and left behind tens of thousands of our fellow citizens in their wake.
Of whom and to what do I refer? (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on March 22nd, 2012 5:31 AM |
The penalties handed out by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to the coaches and executives of the New Orleans Saints organization for the bounty program practiced down on the bayou were perhaps the stiffest in the history of the game.
Goodell has shown himself to be a no-nonsense individual cut from the mold of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Goodell is clearly focused on protecting the sport, and knows that any program which promotes an intent to injure renders modern day football to little more than barbarism. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on January 29th, 2012 12:02 PM |
What does the Federal Reserve know that we don’t?
I mean, why would the Federal Reserve commit to keeping prevailing interest rates at next to zero through the end of 2014 if they were not aware of just how weak our underlying economy truly is?
Bernanke and team know our domestic economy and the global economy at large remain in need of significant and steady oxygen support. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on January 5th, 2012 9:58 PM |
Housing and labor remain the cornerstones of our economy. In fact, the health of our labor market follows that of housing just like night follows day.
The near term prospects for both housing and labor remain decidedly challenging. The success of assorted federal programs to support housing so far have obviously been underwhelming.
That said, there are rumblings emanating from Washington that the Obama administration may end run Congress while unilaterally launching a massive program to support housing via Freddie/Fannie orchestrated refinancings.
Will this program be the ‘rabbit’ which Obama and team pull to prop the economy and their re-election chances in 2012? (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on November 29th, 2011 6:51 PM |
What lies ahead on our global economic landscape?
While market analysts and economists are paid to provide opinions, you know what they say about opinions.
Our global economy and markets have been supported by such unprecedented levels of government intervention with accompanying massive unintended consequences that trying to navigate our economic landscape can only be equated to “traveling in uncharted waters.” (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on August 10th, 2011 5:47 AM |
Have you ever officially read a Federal Reserve statement?
Many market participants rip apart Fed statements within seconds of release looking for key words or phrases to decipher the path of future Fed policy.
Often reading a Fed statement is like reading a Tarot card as the ‘great and all powerful Fed’ provides sufficient obfuscation in order to cover a whole slew of bases.
Yesterday’s Federal Reserve statement struck me as far different from those in the past as it left very little to interpretation. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on May 3rd, 2011 9:17 AM |
As we inch our way along the economic landscape we witness more comparisons to the economic malaise of The Great Depression. I take no pleasure in writing on these topics and of these comparisons but they are a simple and regrettably a largely unspoken reality.
You do not need to read Sense on Cents to be aware that our wages and incomes are not keeping pace with the cost of living. You do need to read economic blogs, though, because the reality of our income situation and the impact on real consumer spending habits is often left untouched by major media outlets.
Although Ben Bernanke would define the current inflationary and economic trends as transitory, perhaps he should try to explain that to the couple that is struggling to keep their head above water. Where do we see growing evidence of these struggles. Let’s dive inside The 9 Places Where Inflation Is Crushing Us to learn the following startling statistic…, (more…)